Welcome to the Collingwood CWA

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We love visitors and new members.

Our next meeting is on Monday 29th July at the Collingwood Library  6.00 – 8.00pm.  

Rachel Carey headshotAt 7.00pm we’ll have a special guest speaker, Rachel Carey to talk to us about the crisis facing our foodbowls and what must be done to protect agricultural land as it comes under increasing pressures. Rachel is one of the authors of a new report that outlines a vision and roadmap for preserving Melbourne’s foodbowl for current and future generations as a fundamental building block in a healthy, resilient, sustainable and fair food system.large

This roadmap was developed through a collaborative process involving a wide range of stakeholders. Five key areas of policy action underpin a resilient and sustainable city foodbowl – farmland protection, farm viability, water access, nutrient recycling and sustainable farming.

Everyone is welcome. Please come and join us for this presentation from 7.00pm and perhaps stay for a cuppa and a piece of cake. 

Future meetings

Our Winter meetings will be at the Collingwood Library each month on Monday evenings:  the next ones are 26th August and 30th September.  

When the weather warms up later in the year we’ll return to Number 18, Collingwood Children’s Farm, St Helier St Abbotsford  for our monthly Monday night meetingsThis is the old farm house near the front gate of the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Details will be posted here.

If you’re a member, the agenda and minutes will be on the Members’ page. If you’re not a member yet, please come along and say hello.

If you’d like more info about the branch, check out what we’ve been up to on our Events page or send us an email to CollingwoodCWA@gmail.com.

Bonfire Cupcakes and Chocolate Fire Crackles

It was a magical night at the Winter Solstice Bonfire at the Collingwood Children’s Farm on Saturday 22nd June. Our members baked hundreds of brightly coloured bonfire cupcakes and chocolate crackles.

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IMG_2822We raised $2,000 for Refugee Legal, a provider of free specialist legal assistance to people seeking asylum, refugees and disadvantaged migrants. It’s a vital service that advises, assists, educates and advocates, and is based here in Collingwood.

Collingwood Food Swap

Got more veggies, fruit or herbs than you can eat? Come and meet your neighbours and swap your surplus.

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Collingwood CWA is a wholehearted supporter of the Uluru Statement From the Heart.

We believe it is a powerful and moving Statement and should be read by as many Australians as possible. We support the campaign for a First Nations Voice: Put it to the People.

High Res Photo Uluru Statement

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A free heart-shaped shortbread with each copy…

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See more pics of our info stall at Collingwood Children’s Farm in our photo gallery. We had a couple of special visitors…

Read more about what we’ve been up to and what we’ve got planned on our Events page.

 
 

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